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  1. We are taught that when we see multiple layers of sediments in the rocks, this represents millions of years worth of deposition. However, polystrate fossils - which traverse multiple layers, shows the deposition was much faster. How can a dead leaf submerged in water last long enough to be covered by mutiple layers? This demonstrates that the layers covered the leaf BEFORE it had a chance to deteriorate - maybe a month of two at the most. See the leaf fossil traversing multiple layer lines ? Petrified Tree Traversing multiple Sediment Layers Similar Dino fossil finds also show the same thing - a dino laying on its side through multiple layers - can't find the photo at this time. Illustration of petrified trees in layers of Flood sedimentation going down hundreds of feet into the earth's crust. These layers have been shown to go completely across our North American continent and continue into neighboring continents like Europe and South America. This shows the event covered all land masses and drowned everything in hundreds of feet thick mud and water. For more info: https://www.icr.org/article/what-are-polystrate-fossils/ For this they willingly forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water (2 Peter 3:5–6). Answers In Genesis: For this they willingly forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water (2 Peter 3:5–6). Evidence of Noah’s Flood can be seen all over the earth, from seabeds to mountaintops. Whether you travel by car, train, or plane, the physical features of the earth’s terrain clearly indicate a catastrophic past, from canyons and craters to coal beds and caverns. Some layers of strata extend across continents, revealing the effects of a huge catastrophe. The earth’s crust has massive amounts of layered sedimentary rock, sometimes miles (kilometers) deep! These layers of sand, soil, and material—mostly laid down by water—were once soft like mud, but they are now hard stone. Encased in these sedimentary layers are billions of dead things (fossils of plants and animals) buried very quickly. The evidence all over the earth is staring everyone in the face. Geological column "Thus, a walk though the Grand Canyon then, is not like a walk though evolutionary time; instead it's like a walk from the bottom of the ocean, across the tidal zone, over the shore, across the lowlands and into the upland regions". (Dr Gary Parker, c. 2000 - Creation facts of life). To top Proof of a Great Flood - Polystrate Fossils Polystrate fossils are long fossils (trees or other large objects) which are found traversing several layers of strata and demonstrate how the layers did not form slowly over millions of years. 1) Petrified trees and whale fossils (standing on-end) have been found traversing MULTIPLE layers. 2) They traverse DIFFERENT TYPES of rock, showing the layering effect of turbulent hydrologic action for different types and densities of rock material/sediments. 3) Petrified trees have been found traversing SEVERAL SEPARATE LAYERS OF COAL, with each coal layer separated by different types of rock, demonstrating the short time for coal to form. 4) Most polystrate petrified trees have no roots, showing they were uprooted by strong forces, transported from their origin, and quickly buried by layers of water/sediments. Question: How can trees and whale remains stay intact long enough to be fossilized while traversing different layers of rock and coal? Answer: Very quickly by a Violent and Great Flood. Proof of a Global Flood: 1) Rapid burial of plants/animals by water/sediments under immense pressure due to great water depth, causing fossilization. 2) Fossils found globally on every continent. 3) Sea animal fossils high above sea level (even in the Himalayas). 4) Many sediment layers laid down rapidly in sequence. 5) Bent layers without cracking (showing layers were still wet). 6) Tall petrified trees extending perpendicular through multiple layers. 7) No weathering/erosion between layers (flat boundaries between). 😎 Layer components (sand, chalk) deposited huge distances away from their source location. 9) Jesus said: "For as in the days that were before the FLOOD they were eating drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
  2. Existence of life DOES indeed prove God's existence. Furthermore, atheists are the "believers" of fairy tales. They believe that NONliving material became a living thing a long time ago. Anybody see Nonliving stuff becoming living? This violates basic principles of biology and common sense and has NEVER been demonstrated. Google it. No study, no experiment, no research, no fortuitous event has ever demonstrated such an occurrence. EVER. Nada. Zilch. Zip. But atheists "believe" it anyway. Genesis 2: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." NONliving materials + God's breath of life. Without God's breath of life, there is no life. All living things have God's breath of life (the etymology of 'spirit') God's breath of life. I think it is different for every organism. Bible is not specific on this. All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish. 1 Corinthians 15:39 And all flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. Genesis 7:21-2
  3. From a great Creation site: https://answersingenesis.org/answers/ “Feathered Dinosaur” “The fossil find of the century—the first dinosaur with feathers, a possible fore-runner to flying birds—has reportedly been discovered in China.” We need to wait and see the scientific paper. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), October 17, 1996, p. 3 reported: “The fossil find of the century—the first dinosaur with feathers, a possible fore-runner to flying birds—has reportedly been discovered in China.” “This fossil, found in Liaoning province, has been radiometrically dated to the early Cretaceous, allegedly 135 million years ago.” We need to wait and see the scientific paper, if and when it is published. In particular, let's wait until the “feathers” are confirmed. Keep in mind the following points: How many other fossils have been sensationally called “fossils of the century”? Remember Piltdown Man (a hoax), Nebraska Man (a pig's tooth). The atheist Dr Alex Ritchie, a paleontologist at the Australian Museum and a fanatical anti-creationist, claims that “dinosaurs developed feathers for insulation and later evolved and refined them for flight purposes”. This is a vacuous statement; the “facts” that feathers are good for insulation and flight are asserted to “confirm” the “hypothesis” that they evolved to get that way. Dr Ritchie fails to explain “how” they could have evolved — scales are folds in skin; feathers are complex structures with a barb, barbules, and hooks. They also originate in a totally different way from follicles inside the skin. Their embryonic development is different, as well. There has been no report yet of a fossil showing scales turning into feathers or a leg turning into a wing. He also fails to realize that selection for heat insulation is quite different from selection for flight. The best insulators are downy feathers, which lack the special hooks which make flight feathers rigid. Also, flightless birds have very hair-like feathers. Thus, selection would work against the acquisition of hooks since imperfectly hooked feathers would be less efficient insulators without the compensation of being good for flying. This fossil cannot be an ancestor of birds, since Archaeopteryx, a true bird with fully formed flight feathers and a wishbone, is dated by evolutionists at 15 million years before this fossil. There are many dating methods which give an age for the whole earth far too young for evolutionary scenarios. (See John Morris, The Young Earth, and Young World Evidence). In summary Consider the lack of transitional forms between feathers and scales Consider how much more complicated feathers are than scales Consider how the best heat-insulating feathers are downy ones which lack the hooks needed to make flight feathers Consider how Archeopteryx had fully developed flight feathers, yet is 15 million years older according to evolutionists And that feathers develop from follicles; scales develop from folds in the skin
  4. From the authors of 'The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce'. Have We Been Lied To About the Divorce Rate? Another Propaganda Campaign Against the Church? We've all heard the following: 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce; 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2014/June/Church-Divorce-Rate-Way-Lower-than-Anyone-Thought/ http://www.westernjournalism.com/flash-christians-actually-far-less-likely-divorce/ This article shows the oft-mentioned divorce rate of 50% is too high for both believers andunbelievers. Synopsis: The original 50% figure was only a statistical projection of what researchers thought the divorce rate would become as they watched the divorce numbers rising in the 1970s and early 1980s when states began passing no-fault divorce laws. However, the 50% projection never became a reality. "But the divorce rate has been dropping," Feldhahn said. "We've never hit those numbers. We've never gotten close." Divorce Rate found by above study for first-time marriages (outside the church): 20 to 25% Divorce Rate found by above study for first-time marriages (inside the church): 17 to 25% lower than unbelievers (single digits/mid-teens). Also, "80 percent of marriages are happy." The 50-percent divorce figure is simply a myth based upon decades-old (and woefully inaccurate) speculation. As it turns out, the shelf-life for marriages in the U.S. has taken a sharp turn for the better since the 1970s and ’80s. “‘But the divorce rate has been dropping,’ Feldhahn said. ‘We’ve never hit those numbers [the 50 percent figure]. We’ve never gotten close.’” “And it’s even lower among churchgoers, where a couple’s chance of divorcing is more likely in the single digits or teens,” added CBN. As it turns out, your gut was right. It’s all nonsense – urban legend of a sort, propagated, most likely, by the same post-moderns who today seek to similarly undermine the God-designed institution of legitimate man-woman marriage by redefining it into oblivion. The Atlanta-based researcher and author realized the widespread belief that marriage failure is as bad in the Church as the rest of the world demoralizes Christians and can even cause them to question their faith. "For a pastor it means 'all my work doesn't mean very much,'" Feldhahn told CBN News. "For the average person in the congregation there's this subtle feeling like, 'If that's true: if on something as important as marriage, doing what the Bible says doesn't change anything, what does that mean about the Bible?'" Virginia Pastor Daniel Floyd, with Fredericksburg's Lifepoint Church, has seen how this can hurt people's faith. "Because a 50 percent divorce rate inside the church really just said the church makes no difference in your marriage," Floyd explained. "And that's quite an indictment of the church." Christian psychotherapist Angel Davis said the belief half of marriages fail can even give people permission to give up. "When you have something like a statistic like 50 percent, it gives you the option," she told CBN News. "It becomes an option in your mind." The actual divorce rate has never gotten close to 50 percent. Those who attend church regularly have a significantly lower divorce rate than those who don’t. Most marriages are happy. Simple changes make a big difference in most marriage problems. Most remarriages succeed. And finally, Divorce isn’t the greatest threat to marriage. Discouragement is.
  5. Romans 1 and 2 says God has programmed His Laws into us - this is one reason why we were made in His Image. This is also why every culture has the same norms in common - lying, stealing, and killing is wrong. This is also why we are the only creature to have legal systems although we are not the only intelligent creature in this world.
  6. Abortion: 101+ Answers http://truelgbt.wixsite.com/abortion101 Here are some sample questions answered: Basic Q&A Is an unborn child a person? Does an unborn child have a soul, and if so, when? Is a preborn child 'less' than a human being? Why should a pre-born child be given equal rights as an adult? Should it matter whether the child is inside or outside the womb? Does a child who is unable to survive outside the womb have the right to live? Reasons Not to Have an Abortion Considering an abortion? What is the first thing you should do? Abortion Methods: the most common abortion procedures Resources to get help Testimonies from post-abortive women Testimonies from former abortion workers What to do if you are being harassed or coerced into aborting... Medical Q&A When Life Begins: The Consensus of the Scientific Community When Does Pregnancy Begin: At Conception or Implantation? Does the unborn child meet hospital/emergency room criteria for 'life'? How Does a Preborn Child Differ From a Mere Clump of Tissue? “Fetus”: What is the original meaning of the word? Does the unborn child exhibit self-motivated activity, self-awareness/consciousness, and the ability to communicate - is it a sentient being? Is the Preborn Child a Part of the Mother's Body? Should a Preborn Child be Considered a Human Being or Just Human? Is abortion an act of violence? Here are testimonies from abortionists... What if the Mother's Life is in Danger (ectopic pregnancy)? Why do pro-choice advocates appeal to the rare case when the mother's life is in danger? Real Cases Where the Mother's Life was in Danger Why do physicians recommend abortions when the mother needs chemo or is inadvertently given a medication which is harmful to the unborn baby? What are some medical complications after having an abortion? More Basic Q&A Do 'Unwanted' Children Result in More Cases of Child Abuse? Why Are Post-Abortive Women More Likely to Abuse Their Children? If you don't like abortion, then don't get one! Common Reasons for Abortions: If the reasons aren't justified after birth, why are they justified before birth? Why Bring a Child into an Overpopulated World? Why should we bring an unwanted child into a starving world? Why Bring a Child into a Miserable and Violent World? Can We Afford to Pay for Children Born With Deformities? If pro-life advocates are not willing to adopt every unwanted child, what right do they have to speak out against abortion? Isn't it Judgmental to Call Abortion Murder? Legal Q&A Laws Protecting the Preborn vs Abortion: A Legal Contradiction? Laws Protecting Newborns vs Abortion: Another Contradiction? Why Should an Unwilling Woman be Forced to Carry a Child? Who has Greater Rights: The Preborn Child or the Mother? Does current law allow abortions up to the point of birth and for any reason? Did Making Abortion Legal Also Make it Safer for Women? Is it true that prior to Roe vs. Wade in 1973, there were 5000 - 10,000 deaths per year from illegal abortions? Where did the false statistic of 5000 - 10,000 annual deaths originate? Will outlawing abortion force women to use coat hangers? Even More Basic Q&A Shouldn't Women Have the Right to Control Their Own Bodies? Isn't abstinence an unreasonable expectation? Would you take away a woman's right to choose abortion? Having a choice in abortion promotes personal freedoms in society Is 'Choice' a Personal Choice or a Criminal One? Should Men Have the Right to be Pro-Life? Doesn't legalization of abortion promote freedom of the individual? What about post-abortive women who claim they're "not sorry"? Are Abortion Rights the Same as Womens' Rights? Religious Q&A Is Abortion Mentioned in the Bible? Are Christians Obligated to Speak Out Against Abortion? Exodus 21: What Does it Say About Abortion? Does Abortion Uphold or Violate the Golden Rule?
  7. Here's mine. Proof God exists is SUPER EASY for anyone to understand (sadly, the stubborn denier is the exception): 1) Each DNA contains 100 million pages worth of instructions to build the entire body. Do instructions write themselves? Nope. Instructions don't write themselves. Behind every instruction is an 'instructor' who authored it. Carl Sagan said: "The information content of a simple cell has been established as around one trillion bits, comparable to about 100 million pages of the Encyclopaedia Britannica." 2) Every genome is written as a quaternary molecular digital code: "All present life is based on digitally-encoded information." (American Academy of Sciences). Do digital programs write themselves? Nope again. 3) Each cell contains hi-tech miniature organs (organelles - nucleus, golgi bodies, mitochondria, chloroplasts, etc.) - none of which are naturally found elsewhere - hence no natural explanation for their existence. 4) Who can write a 100 million pages worth of instructions and then stuff it into every cell of our body? This hyper-intellect is who we will face on Judgment Day.
  8. hi Matt, Your 'anxiety' which is common to many is how God uses our impending death to want to seek Him for answers. Knowing we will die someday and lose contact with our loved ones is something to dread for sure. Ecclesiastes 3 says, "He has also set eternity in the human heart" which to me means God has given us a desire and perspective to live for eternity. The Bible says we will live for eternity indeed, in Heaven or Hell. Romans 1: "Just as they did not think it worthwhile to RETAIN THE KNOWLEDGE of God..." means God gave us knowledge of His existence and His coming Judgment. May He give you His wisdom to come to know Him as Lord and Savior and to be confident in His promises to save you in Jesus Name!
  9. welcome from one newbie to another!
  10. The Bible says "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast. ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them. under their feet, and turn again and rend you." Matthew 7. There comes a point when our time and effort is better spent elsewhere or on others. How do we determine when is that time?
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